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Dad Creates Elaborate Halloween Costumes for His Son with Cerebral Palsy

This year he honored the memory of his own parents in creating something special for his son.


Just because 15-year-old Tommy Hardy is in a wheelchair, it doesn't mean he won't get to enjoy Halloween. His dad made sure of that.

Every year, Tom Hardy creates an epic Halloween costume for his son that is adapted to his condition. Tommy has cerebral palsy, and uses a wheelchair most of the time. He's also Autistic and non-verbal, but his dad says it's obvious that Halloween is his son's favorite time of year.

"To watch Tommy light up, and not only him, but also seeing the other kids around him just being like, 'Wow this is an awesome costume!'" he told Boston25-TV .

"They're not looking at him like he's in a wheelchair, they're just seeing an awesome costume and a little kid just going out and having some fun." - Tom Hardy

In past years, Tom has transformed his son's wheelchair into a Star Wars X-wing fighter, a Game of Thrones dragon and a police car with real flashing lights.

(Source: Tom Hardy Facebook )

This year, Hardy's creation has a personal twist. Using mostly items he had laying around his garage, he designed a mini Air Force fighter jet - and Tommy gets the seat of honor in the cockpit. He used a laminated photo of the controls from a real SR-71 cockpit and added photos of Tommy's grandparents, who were both members of the U.S. Air Force. Sadly, they both passed away earlier this year.

(Source: Boston25-TV )

"I'm trying to dedicate this costume to my family," Hardy said. "My parents were huge supporters of what we do each year, so we wanted to give something back."

Hardy estimates that him and a few friends spent over 100 hours on this year's costume, but judging by the huge smile on Tommy's face as he cruised around his parents' driveway in his fighter jet, it was time well spent.

(Source: Boston25-TV )

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